Salon Menlo returns with a Halloween Celebration on the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles” classic War of the World radio broadcast. This science fiction radio drama, presented in the form of a real time news report, caused panic in the streets, convincing listeners that Martians were attacking New Jersey. With World War II approaching, fear of invaders ran high, even if they were from another planet,
From 3:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday, October 27, in the Elm Room o the Menlo Park Arillaga Family Recreation Center at 700 Alma Street to discuss the broadcast, the H.G. Wells novella (1898) and the recent Spielberg film (2005). Nick Szegda leads the discussion and provides film and audio clips. Lauren John co-hosts.
The event, sponsored by the Al Jacobs Fund administered by the Friends of the Menlo Park Public Library is free and open to all.